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At Stokes Wood the safeguarding, welfare, physical and emotional well-being of our children and their families are a priority. As such, any concerns which contradict this will be acted on immediately.

Pupil Premium

The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers.

It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.


At Stokes Wood Primary School, we have high aspirations and ambitions for all our children and we believe that no child should be left behind. We strongly believe that it is not about where you come from but how much you want to learn and the effort you give to learning however difficult it seems, that make the difference between you succeeding and failing.
We are determined to ensure that our children are given every chance to realise their full potential. Pupil premium funding, along with other funding made from the school’s own budget will help ensure this money is used to impact effectively on pupil outcomes. 

Pupil Premium Spending:

Our pupil premium money has been used to provide a range of additional support for our children and these interventions, along with quality first teaching have had a positive impact on children’s attainment, progress and self -esteem. 
Through targeted interventions we are working hard to overcome barriers to learning and progress. One of the school’s aims is to ensure that ALL pupils make good progress towards attaining age related expectation.

You can read about details of how pupil premium funding is being used this year to support our disadvantaged and other pupils by clicking on the link below.
The impact of pupil premium funding in past years can also be found on the links below.

The Pupil Premium Strategy includes:

1. How the pupil premium funding was spent and the impact of spending for the previous academic year on eligible and other pupils.

Pupil Premium Strategy 6 Oct 2021

Pupil-Premium-strategy-2020-21 end-of-year.pdf

Pupil Premium strategy 2019-2020

Pupil Premium strategy Oct 2024

2. Details about the pupil premium allocation for the present year: the amount, the barriers to educational achievement and how the money will be spent to overcome these barriers including teaching approaches, how the impact will be measured and the date of the next review. 

2022 to 2023:

Pupil Premium Strategy Oct 2022

In the 2022 to 2023 financial year, schools will receive the following amounts for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years:

  • £1,455 for pupils in reception year to year 6

Schools will also receive £2,530 for each pupil who has left local-authority care because of 1 of the following:

  • adoption
  • a special guardianship order
  • a child arrangements order
  • a residence order

If a pupil has been registered as eligible for free school meals and has also left local-authority care for any of the reasons above, they will attract the £2,530 rate.
Children who have been in local-authority care for 1 day or more also attract £2,530 of pupil premium funding.

Eligibility for Free School Meals:

A parent may wish to check their child's eligibility for Pupil Premium. If your child is eligible it will mean they can receive continued free school meals as they move into KS2. You can collect a form from the school office or click on the link below. The office staff or Ela will help you complete it if you need help.

Free School Meal application form

You will need to enter your name, address, national insurance number or asylum support service number.  In addition, you will need to provide your child's name, date of birth and identify the school they are attending.

Eligibility Criteria

Parents/guardians in England of children in KS2 and above, do not have to pay for school meals if they receive any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income-Based Jobseeker's Allowance
  • Income related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
  • Working Tax Credit 'run-on' - the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Guarantee element of State Pension Credit

Pupil Premium is an important payment for schools and a really good opportunity for eligible parents to get even more support for their children in schools.

If you have any questions or would like to know more about Pupil Premium funding and how it is being used to benefit your child, please speak to the headteacher.
If you think your child may possibly be eligible for free school meals, even if you don't want your child to eat school meals, please call into the office to collect a claim form.  Every child who is eligible generates £1455 for the school, which can be used to support the learning of your child.